Knock Me Over with a Feather, Google Play Now Sells Audiobooks

Google has expanded its lackluster effort to sell books to include audiobooks as well as ebooks.

Read more.” Every year it’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But with all the time spent battling traffic, working out, or picking up groceries, there often doesn’t seem to be a minute to simply sit down with a book.

With audiobooks on Google Play, rolling out today in 45 countries and nine languages, you can turn your time stuck in traffic, on the treadmill, or waiting in line into reading time. Find your next great read at an affordable price, and enjoy it across Android, iOS and the web with Google Play Books, as well as on devices that include the Google Assistant, like Google Home and many others. Here’s what you need to know:

The store was supposed to have gone live at half past noon eastern, but I am still having trouble seeing listings for the audiobooks or the category pages.

When the site works, Google will be selling audiobooks in 45 countries and nine languages. And to celebrate the launch, Google is offering dozens of top titles and best-sellers for under $10, and they’re also offering your first audiobook 50% off.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Randy Lea23 January, 2018

    Checked, there are a few free audio books on Play at this URL to check out the service, but lower down it becomes non-free books:

    1. Randy Lea23 January, 2018

      Left off they are a few kids books only, mostly short, but they will show how the service works.

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